JEE Advanced 2021 – Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper

JEE Advanced 2021: The IIT Kharagpur has released the notification of JEE Advanced 2021 on the official website. JEE Advanced is a Computer-based online test for Admissions for admission in B.E / B. Tech courses offered by all the IITs for the academic year, 2021-22, is conducted by IIT Kharagpur this year. The application form will be available from September 15, 2021. The exam will be held on October 03, 2021. For more information about JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, syllabus, please keep reading this article.

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JEE Advanced

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2021 [JEE (Advanced) 2021] will be conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2021. The performance of a candidate in JEE (Advanced) 2021 will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s, and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs in the academic year 2021-22. The decisions of the JAB 2021 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2021 and admission to IITs in the academic year 2021-22.

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Important Dates

The tentative dates of JEE Advanced 2021 are as follows:

JEE Advanced 2020 Important Dates
Brochure Released July 2021
Online Registration(Foreign Nationals) 06-16 Sep 2021
Online Registration (Indian) 15 Sep 2021
Last Date of Application 20 Sep 2021
Releasing Admit Card 25 Sep 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam 03 Oct 2021
Releasing Answer key 10 Oct 2021
JEE Advanced 2021 Result 15 Oct 2021
Choice Filling 16 Oct 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must simultaneously fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2021

Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Main) 2021. The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 10% for GEN-EWS, 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 40.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these five categories, a 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1996. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1991.

Number of Attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2020 or 2021 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2018-19 after June 2019, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2019 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Earlier admission at IITs

A candidate should not have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program or accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.

Foreign Nationals

Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) and have studied (are studying) abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE(Advanced)2021, are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to such foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.

Supernumerary Seats for Female Candidates

A decision has been taken at the level of the IIT Council to, inter alia, improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs to at least 20% in 2020-21 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates, without any reduction in the number of seats that were made available to gender-neutral candidates in the previous academic year (i.e. academic year 2019-2020).

JEE Advanced 2021 Application Form

Interested candidates should register their names for JEE Advanced 2021 by applying in the prescribed application form online. The password that a candidate enters (8 alphanumeric characters) during the JEE Advanced registration process will be required for further access including writing the BITSAT. Hence, a candidate should keep it confidential. A candidate has to complete the application form online at and pay the prescribed fees. Also, take the printout of the filled-in form for your future reference.

Application Fees

JEE Advance 2020 application fees

JEE Advanced Admit Card

Candidates who successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2021 can download the admit card from the online registration portal: The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, Roll number for JEE (Advanced) 2021, photograph, signature, date of birth, address for correspondence, and category.

A printout of the downloaded admit card along with an original and valid photo identity card (any one of Aadhaar, School ID, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, PAN Card) MUST be produced at the time of examination, without which, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE (Advanced) 2021 will consist of two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.

  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Duration: Time of 3 hours for paper 1 and 3 hours for paper 2 is allotted. Total 6 hours.
  • Language: The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages.
  • Marking Scheme: Negative marks may be awarded for incorrect answers for some of the questions. Details of the marking scheme will be provided in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of examination.

JEE Advanced Syllabus

JEE Advanced 2021 Cutoff Marks

Only candidates who appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking. The aggregate marks obtained by a candidate in JEE (Advanced) 2021 are the sum of the marks awarded to him/her in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

A candidate who qualifies in more than one category will be considered in all the categories to which he/she belongs for the purpose of ranking. There will be no waiting list for ranking. Only those candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and also in aggregate will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed
marks vary with the category as shown in the following table.

Rank List Min % in Each Subject Min % of Aggregate Marks
Common Rank List (CRL) 10.0 35.0
GEN-EWS 9.0 31.5
OBC-NCL 9.0 31.5
SC 5.0 17.5
ST 5.0 17.5
CRL- PwD 5.0 17.5
GEN-EWS-PwD 5.0 17.5
OBC-NCL-PwD 5.0 17.5
SC-PwD 5.0 17.5
ST-PwD 5.0 17.5
Preparatory Course 2.5 8.75

JEE Advance 2021 Result

Category-wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates will be available through the JEE(Advanced) 2021 online portal after the results are declared. Text messages will also be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile numbers.

Individual rank cards will NOT be sent to candidates. Qualifying in JEE Advanced (2021), filling up choices, and/or participating in the joint seat allocation process do not guarantee a candidate to get admission in IITs. Admission will depend on the availability of seats during various rounds of seat allocation.

Opening and Closing Ranks

2019 – Opening and Closing Ranks

2018- Opening and Closing Ranks

2017- Opening and Closing Ranks

2016- Opening and Closing Ranks

Reservation of Seats

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • General Category belonging to Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) – 10% of seats in every course.
  • Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5% of seats in every course.
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) – 5% seats in each of OPEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, and ST category seats.

About IIT’s

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. Over the years, IITs have created a world-class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make considerable impacts on all sections of society. At present, there are
twenty-three IITs across the country.

The primary objectives of IIT’s are as follows:

  • To create an environment that encourages freedom of thought and pursuit of excellence and inculcates the necessary vision and self-discipline to achieve excellence.
  • Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
  • To kindle an entrepreneurial spirit among the students.
  • To prepare the students to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation-building.


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